Kleber Rebello


Hometown:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Kleber Rebello was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and began his ballet studies at the age of 10 at the Escola de Dança Spinelli. As a young dancer, Rebello participated and was a first prize winner in many major competitions throughout the world: at the age of 13, he won the Premio Jorge Tomin (a medal of legitimate gold) in Córdoba, Argentina, and the Prix de Lausanne, Youth America Grand Prix, Beijing International Competition, Festival Internacional de Dança de Joinville, among others.

In 2009, he attended the MCB Summer Intensive and received a scholarship for Miami City Ballet School. In 2010 he joined Miami City Ballet as an apprentice, was promoted to corps de ballet the same year and to soloist in 2011. He was then promoted to principal soloist in 2012 and to principal dancer in 2013.

Through his career with Miami City Ballet, Rebello has performed at the Les Étés de la Danse in Paris; Vancouver and Ottawa, Canada; and at the Guggenheim’s Works in Process series in New York City. Rebello has also performed as a principal guest dancer in the Internacional Gala de São Paulo in Brazil and Monterrey International Ballet Gala in Mexico.

In 2011, Dance Magazine selected him as one of their annual “25 to Watch” dancers.

Roles since joining MCB

Sir Frederick Ashton
Les Patineurs

George Balanchine
Allegro Brillante
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon)
Ballet Imperial
Bourrée Fantasque

Diana and Actaeon Pas de Deux
Divertimento No. 15
Duo Concertant
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™
La Sonnambula
La Source

The Four Temperaments
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Square Dance
Symphony in Three Movements
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Theme and Variations
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
Western Symphony

August Bournonville
Flower Festival Pas de Deux

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio)

Justin Peck
Chutes and Ladders
Year of the Rabbit

Alexei Ratmansky
Symphonic Dances

Jerome Robbins
Dances at the Gathering
Fancy Free

Liam Scarlett

Paul Taylor
Mercuric Tidings

Twyla Tharp
In The Upper Room

Classical Repertoire
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky (Basilio)

Rebello has originated feature roles in Justin Peck’s Chutes and Ladders and Heatscape, Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances, and Liam Scarlett’s Euphotic and Viscera.